This document is designed to clarify various responsibilities of community members here at WestWood High School. Please read it and become familiar with it as its terms are retroactive and agreed upon by team and group members.

1. General

  • Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting. Users consistently posting to the wrong forum may be given a warning. #
  • Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. #
  • Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members note an issue which contravenes something in this policy document they are welcome to bring it to the attention of an Administrator or Global Moderator. Please use the "post report" feature to report posts. Do not respond to such topics yourself. Members who constantly "act" as moderators may be warned. #
  • Members should remember this board is aimed at a general audience. Posting pornographic or generally offensive text, images, or links will not be tolerated and will lead to a warning. #
  • Members are asked only to post in English, as this is an English speaking community. #
  • Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". This means that users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons, large, small or coloured text. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (for example, ! and ?) in topic titles or posts. Users consistently abusing this will be warned. #
  • Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. #
  • The Administrators and Global Moderators reserve the right to edit, remove, or put on moderation queue any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, or other as noted in these points is up to Administrators and Global Moderators, not users. #
  • The above forum rules where applicable also apply to private messaging. Abuse of the private messaging system may lead to warnings and / or the revocation of private messaging. #

2. Signatures/Avatars

  • Signatures may contain up to 2047 characters in any combination (text or links). Images are strictly prohibited. Text sizes should be between 75% and 100% (small and normal). #
  • Users are permitted to link to an avatar of their own. User defined avatars are to be no larger than 75 x 75 pixels, may not exceed 16KiB (16384 Bytes) in filesize, and have a consistently high availability (for example, links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed). #
  • Avatars / Signatures are subject to the same conditions as posts. #

3. Warnings/Bans

  • WestWood High School operates a three strike policy. Users will be warned a maximum of three times for any and all offences. After the third warning, your account is automatically banned. #
  • Arguing with an Administrator or Global Moderator after having received a warning will lead to an immediate additional warning. #
  • Users who feel they have been unfairly warned are welcome to contact an Administrator. If it is determined that you were treated unfairly, the warning may be removed. #

4. Moderation

  • Back seat moderating is not allowed on these boards. If you notice an issue which may be against board policy, please use the Report Post Feature located on every post and a Moderator will address the issue. Members who constantly act as moderators will be warned. #
  • Administrators may be required to read specific private messages in an investigation to verify a rule breach or illegal actions through the private message system. #
  • The Staff reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time on these boards. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Staff Members and not users. Moderators also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the board rules, as access to our forums are a privilege and not a right. #
  • While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way. #
  • Members are asked to not contact staff members for moderation (moving/splitting/merging/deleting) of topics or posts. Please instead use the report post feature located on a post. Members are also asked to not abuse the report post feature. Excessively contacting staff members for non-urgent moderation or abusing report post feature may result in a warning. #

5. Spamming

  • Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering hosting services (charged and free), installation services, solicitation etc. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. #
  • Promoting one's own site or forum is not allowed on this site, this includes self promotion, advertising and advertising related posts, notices for contests and show off posts and topics. Users may not promote their site through their posts, Such posts are considered spam and may lead to a warning. #
  • Recruiting members for your own project (moderators, designers, professional work, etc) in posts and topics is not permitted on the forums and is considered spam. #
Disclaimer :
• This site is in no way affiliated with http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/fpw/
• The views and comments entered in these forums are personal and are not necessarily those of the management of this board.
• The management of this board is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.
• You are allowed to use the content provided on your own forum!
• You are NOT allowed to repost it as your own work, nor without our permission!

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